Call for Evidence
Presence of babies in the Chamber and Westminster Hall
The Committee is inviting views from Members of Parliament and other interested parties on the following issues:
- Whether the presence of babies during parliamentary proceedings in the House of Commons should be prohibited or permitted;
- Whether the rules should remain in guidance issued by the Speaker and his Deputies, or be expressed in the House’s Standing Orders;
- What guidance Members should be given on the circumstances in which they should (and should not) be accompanied by their child;
- What discretion should be available to Members chairing debates in the Chamber, Westminster Hall and legislative committees.
The deadline for submission of written evidence is Friday 18 February 2022.
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